Nokia Sticking with Windows Phone (No Android in Sight)January 8, 2013 1 Comment
Yesterday we posted about an article that suggested that Nokia had kept the option open to other platforms like Android.
Do you discard launching an Android phone next year?
In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what’s coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android… HTML5 could make the platform itself—being Android, Windows Phone or any other—irrelevant in the future, but it’s still too soon [to tell]. Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, but anything is possible.
Gizmodo however has updated their article to include a better translation and correction to what El Pais wrote:
Do you rule out 100% launching a smartphone based on Android in 2013?
So, the way I think about it is, in the current war on ecosystems, we are fighting with Windows Phone. That’s what we’re doing. Now, what we’re always doing is asking, how does that evolve? What’s next? What role does HTML5 play? What role does Android or other things play in the future? We’re looking further into the future, but it terms of what we’re bringing to market, and what we’re immediately focused on, we’re focused on Windows Phone.
This sounds more along the lines of how Nokia has played things ever since signing on with Microsoft. We shouldn’t see any Android devices from Nokia anytime soon.